HOUSTON (AP) — Dwight Howard says he's looking forward to a "fresh start" with the Rockets after being introduced as Houston's new center. The Rockets gave him a four-year deal worth about $88 million, after he spent an uneasy season with the Lakers.
UNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard O.J. Mayo to a three-year, $24 million contract that was agreed to last week. The 25-year-old Mayo averaged 15.3 points for the Dallas Mavericks last season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City's outfielder Alex Gordon will received automatic $500,000 raises in each of the next two seasons after being selected for the American League team in Tuesday's All-Star game. Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy also had an All-Star escalator provision, and his 2014 salary will increase by $500,000 to $7.5 million for his selection.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Martina Hingis heads up a large list of inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 32-year old is the fourth youngest to be inducted. Hingis won five Grand Slam singles championships and 43 singles titles overall.
INVERNESS, Scotland (AP) — Henrik Stenson shot a 6-under 66 to move past Phil Mickelson and into the lead after three rounds of the Scottish Open. Mickelson birdied six of the last 11 holes to also post a 66 and head up a group tied for second, two shots back.